A wedding is considered to be the most significant event in one’s life. It is a turning point in life, after which your life becomes different. It is the gateway to a new chapter of life with your life partner. Right from the point you exchange the wedding ring, your life is no longer the same as before.
It is undoubtedly an event full of fun and frolic. But wedding management is one of the most challenging things to do. Based on the financial background of the couple’s families, weddings can be of different types.
In India, there is an unending list of customs and traditions, which makes the wedding an event occurring over several days, and therefore, more costly. It also depends on how much you are willing to loosen your pockets. So let us look at how much a typical wedding costs.
Expenses Starting From The Wedding Ring
As the engagement marks the beginning of the process of the wedding ceremony, the ring is not a simple piece of jewelry, but something that all the guests look keenly forward to judging.
And it is the truth; they “judge” your wedding and the couple based on the rings. Indian weddings typically encourage gold rings. Gold is quite expensive, and the cost varies with the market price. And if you are financially fortunate enough, the diamond will be an icing on the cake.
The venue and transportation costs have to be looked after. Venues can be very costly during the peak wedding seasons, such as in the winter. You also have to book photographers and videographers, event planners, florists, and decorators.
The wedding dress is also something everyone notices. The attire mainly depends on the religious and ethnic background of the couple. Weddings generally occur over several days, and both the bride and the groom wear different clothes on each occasion.
Jewelry is also an essential aspect of Indian weddings. Even if you don’t like gold, wearing the same is an important custom, if you are an Indian. Hairdressing and makeup costs also are something you should check. People often want to hire professional hairdressers and makeup artists. These cost several thousands of Rupees.
For entertainment at the venue, wedding bands have to be booked. Other than that, costs have to be marked for the catering services and the wedding cake. You have to earmark some extra expenses for each of the ceremonies.
All in all, an average Indian wedding can cost several lacs of rupees. Families often start saving early. Some families also take loans from the bank.
Although many of us despise the fact that we have to spend a lot of money on feeding many guests, we don’t like it that one wedding ring, one wedding dress, one wedding cake, and one ceremony, that is worth remembering forever. So, we strive to make that one occasion, an extraordinary and perfect one.